Guns N’ Roses will push through with its summer reunion concert tour, but the rock band has made some changes to the venues of their gigs and one of them is scratching out St. Louis from it.
Fox2 reported that on the band’s website in March included St. Louis as one of the stops for the reunion tour, but fans will surely be in dismay after it was tagged with a “Not in this Lifetime Tour” line.
It would be remembered that come July 2 will mark the 25th anniversary of the “Riverport Riot” although no official word yet if the riot has something to do with the cancelation of the venue for the gig.
The incident took place when band vocalist Axl Rose called for security to try and stop Bill “Stump” Stephenson from taking pictures of the band’s 1991 concert. Not heeding to his request, Rose jumped over the crowd and chased Stephenson which in turn ended the concert with the crowd going wild. It was such a scene as fans threw everything that they can hold on to from chairs to stage equipments.
A spokesperson for the Guns N’ Roses told Riverport Times that the main reason for the cancellation of the gig in St. Louis is that no venue is available and none of the venues would be able to host the said reunion concert. She added that when the concert tour teaser was release the mention of the venues were still in the development stage and there were no confirmation yet.
“Most tours of this magnitude are planned well in advance, but we’re working on GNR time. GNR has every intention of coming back but can’t make it happen on this tour,” the band representative said.
The representative also stated that the band still hopes to have a concert in St. Louis in the future and would come up with plans ahead so that they could be able to book a suitable venue.
The reunion summer concert tour will feature Guns N’ Roses original members namely Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and the rest except Izzy Stradlin.
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